ALPENA, Mich. —Alpena High school’s Joyce McCoy has taken home Michigan’s CTE Director of the year award.
We spoke to McCoy back in November about the importance of CTE programs and the work she’s undertaking at the high school. After receiving her award earlier this week, she gets to celebrate the results of her hard work with the community.
“All through my career, I started out as CTE teacher, teaching culinary arts and I always tried to look for different things to get my students involved in. I feel that our students here in Alpena are just as deserving of every experience AS kids all around the state of Michigan.”
McCoy says although she’s put in the work for her program, she owes some of success to the her supporters and leaders within the district.
“I credit my success to working with wonderful superintendents in Alpena. You know, I’ve tried a lot of things, and they’ve been supportive and backed a lot of ideas that I’ve had over the years and I credit my leaders to that. I also credit an incredible CTE staff that I’ve had for many years.”
McCoy says she looks forward to continuing to work with the high schoolers and providing students with opportunities to expand their horizons.